Men’s Swimming Set For NCAA Championships in Indianapolis

Brennan Novak is one of four Harvard swimmers to qualify for the NCAA Championships (Gail Farris).
Brennan Novak is one of four Harvard swimmers to qualify for the NCAA Championships (Gail Farris).


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's swimming team will culminate its season this week, heading to Indianapolis to compete at the NCAA Championships. The Crimson qualified four individuals for the event and five of its relay teams.

The men's championships will be held March 22-25 at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis and Indiana Sports Corp will serve as co-hosts.

The four-day meet gets underway on Wednesday night at the IU Natatorium with the finals of the 800 freestyle relay. The next three days will feature prelims beginning at 10 a.m. ET, with finals following at 6 p.m. ET.

Freshman Dean Farris qualified in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke. He enters as the top seed in the 200 free after winning the Ivy League Championships with a time of 1:31.56. His 100 back time of 45.38 is the ninth-fastest qualifying time.

Senior Jack Manchester qualified in the 200 back. Manchester was the Ivy League champion in the event this year and registered the 15th-fastest time this season. He is also scheduled to compete in the 100 back and 200 IM.

Sophomore Brennan Novak will be in action in the 1,650 free after qualifying 22nd in the event. Novak is also slated to compete in the 200 and 500 free.

Junior Shane McNamara was the final individual to qualify, posting the 17th-fastest time in the 200 breaststroke this season. He'll also compete in the 100 breast and 200 IM.

All five of Harvard's Ivy-winning relay teams will compete as well. will stream the championship finals sessions live each Friday and Saturday. Thursday's sessions along with the morning sessions on Friday and Saturday will be streamed live on and

Tape delayed coverage of the championships will be broadcast on ESPNU at 7:00 p.m. ET on April 5 for the men's championships.